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Utility Forester

Deadline:
Employer:
Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
California
Location Detail:
Temecula
Job Description:

Utility Forester - Hazard Tree Assessor 

 

We are currently seeking ISA Certified Arborists to support to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Hazard Tree Mitigation Program. ECI will help support SCE’s program by inspecting overhead power lines located in High Fire Threat Districts. The majority of this work occurs outside of the urban environment and in the forests of Southern California. We are looking for experienced, energetic professionals who wish to join our growing team and grow their career in the utility vegetation management industry. This is a full time opportunity to work outside and explore rural Southern California with opportunities for advancement.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Assess utility facilities for vegetation compliance

Notify property owners of line clearance work to be performed

Obtain necessary permits from public agencies

Promote and maintain good public relations

Perform Level 1 and 2 tree risk assessment inspections

Document and record information with mobile device

Operate with the highest level of personal and public safety

Qualifications

 

Must currently hold an ISA Arborist Certification or be eligible to obtain within 6 months of employment

Must have solid tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.

Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail

Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain

Must have basic computer skills

Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred

One (1) year of utility vegetation management related experience preferred

Inventory or surveying experience a plus

Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

 

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

 

Environment

 

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions

 

Physical

 

The employee must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

 

Company Overview

 

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.

 

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

 

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

 

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

 

For more information regarding ECI Discrimination Policy please click here or for details regarding the DFEH brochure click here.

 

Also available is ECI’s Problem Resolution Procedure, simply click here as well as our EEO Statement just click here.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

Must currently hold an ISA Arborist Certification or be eligible to obtain within 6 months of employment

Must have solid tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.

Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail

Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain

Must have basic computer skills

Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred

One (1) year of utility vegetation management related experience preferred

Inventory or surveying experience a plus

Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Salary:
$22.00 - $24.00 per hour
Benefits:

Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance Are Eligible Day 1 for Full Time Employees

401K Eligibility after 90 Days of Employment

Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave

Weekly Pay Checks

Company Vehicle Provided

Employee Clothing Program

Employee Referral Program

Industry Certifications and Training

Hiring Process